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Australasia and Pacific Wildlife Holidays

Introduction

Australiasia and the Pacific is home to some extraordinary endemic wildlife, much of it synonymous with the countries they originate from.

In Australia, kangaroos and koalas are obvious animals to see, whilst wombats, quolls, quokkas, spiny echidnas and Tasmanian Devils may be harder to spot. Head to Kakadu National Park, the Blue Mountains, Daintree Forest, Freycinet National Park, Kangaroo Island, Heron Island or Cradle Mountain to give yourself the best chance of seeing some of this exceptional wildlife. Travel to the Great Barrier Reef or Ningaloo Marine Park to see whales, dolphins, dugongs and a wealth of marine wildlife.

New Zealand's birdlife is just as outlandish, with a number of flightless bird species such as the kiwi found here. Head to Maungatautari to see takahe, kiwi, kaka, hihi and kokopu or travel to the outlying Tiritiri Matangi Islands for some exceptional bird spotting. Stewart Island is the place to see kiwi. The Catlins Coast is the place to see fur seals, sea lions, penguins and sea birds, whilst Kaikoura is the place to see dolphins, sperm whales and orca.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your wildlife holiday to Australasia and the Pacific by adding a city stay, activity and adventure holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for Australasia and Pacific Wildlife Holidays

Mock up of Great Southern in Hunter Valley (artists impression)

Great Southern luxury: Adelaide to Brisbane by rail

14-day tailor made luxury rail journey from £3,430 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made rail journey is bookended by stays in the wine-soaked Barossa Valley and Brisbane's bushland. Take in the spectacular scenery of Australia's south east, with all-inclusive dining and fine wines on board the Great Southern.

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £5,865 pp incl. flights

Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.

Penguins, Victoria

Victoria’s Wine and Wildlife

7-day extension from £680 pp

A six night self-drive starting in Melbourne, shows you the very best of Victoria’s world-class wine and stunning wildlife.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,470 pp incl. flights

Explore the west coast of Tasmania uncovering its dark convict past, encountering unique wildlife and travelling through some of Australia's most spectacular wilderness.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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